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Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
with the united states to overturn gadhafi and police libya these last years but opened relationships with al qaeda and the darkest elements of the jihadists. there's suggestion ambassador stevens was murdered in revenge for the death of a libyan hero to the al qaeda forces al-libbi killed by a drone strike june 4th. >> john, what you're saying is round up the usual suspect, you're saying they have not really caught the perpetrators who killed ambassador stevens? >> the perpetrators are al qaeda and the jihadists of the uma. it's a vast organization. >> thank you for that. let me go to paul wulff wits, former deputy secretary of defense. thank you for coming back on the program. what's your take on this? president obama said no act of terror will go unpunished. he said we're going to bring them all to justice. what happens now? how do we bring them all to justice? >> clearly, we're talking about libya, it will happen with the cooperation of the libyans. one of the important things to put in context here, it's almost lost in everything i've heard is back in july the libyans had a pretty fair e
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, much better than the united states. >> is this, do you think, a cue for folks to get into the market because mortgage rates potentially could go even lower? >> well, i think it's a great time to buy a house. i've been saying that for a long time now. when i say a long time, over the last year i've been telling people, go out and buy a house. this is the time to buy a house. hard to get houses finance because the banks aren't lending. try buying the house from a bank. if you buy it from a bank, they'll loan you the money to buy it because they want to bet it off their books. it's a great time to buy a house. pick a beautiful house, enjoy yourselves, and try buying it from a bank. >> good advice, donald. thank you. let me ask you about this election and bernanke. if romney win, should he keep bernanke on or lose him? >> well, i don't think he will. i'm not saying anything good or bad. i'm just saying i don't think he will. he's going to want to come in with his own team, as everybody really does. as usually you would. i think he'll probably come in with his own team. it's really a ques
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the president of the united states. he deflects it and he attacks romney admitting this is a botched statement, holding the egypt government responsible for something like this is absolutely something they need to do if they want to have continued cooperation from the united states. >> and i want to ask peter brooks, old friend, so hillary says today in her comment that we reject these acts, quote, unquote, we reject these actions, but the president says later we will bring to justice. how he's going do that, i don't know. we will bring them to justice, peter brooks. what the hell does that mean? would you please tell me because to me, he is more interested in promoting these muslim states running through the art than he is promoting american influence and leadership in that region. that's what's got me really bugged, peter. how is he going to bring them to justice? >> i certainly can't channel president obama. i'm not the right person to do that. what i hope he means here is that the government of libya does not bring these guys to justice that we're going to take action including military ac
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00am EDT
against the united states. that is likely to change today because we have friday prayers and there will be more widespread demonstrators today. but there are individual circumstances in each country which will play out in the future of relations. so the conditions in yemen are very different from egypt and we have the drone strikes in yemen which feed into anti-americanism there it and egypt, it's probably more to do with the closeness of the british regime. libya is more difficult. you have the risk of increased presence in the east which is kind of feeding the instability there. so a lot of different local dynamics at play. >> david, while we concentrate on this of course we're still working out what's going on with the really big story. which i don't want to downgrade it, but iraq of course. and how is that going to pap out? >> in terms of -- >> nuclear weapons. >> it remains very difficult because we're still trying to analyze what the israeli intentions are. that's the key going forward certainly before the u.s. election. there is a widespread fear that perhaps the i
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
here in the united states? we've got similar issues, don't we? we have an e more nor we? we have an e more nomous debt l and the debate on what to cut. >> there's always a question of priorities and where you focus your attention. i think the president has made a major effort to reduce the budget deficit and also to invest in the future of the country, just like a corporation in many senses that has too much debt, that it has to put its debt in line with its ability to raise revenues. it also has to invest in its future. the president, i think, is investing in education, infrastructure, many things that will make the country stronger. that's really the goal. it's to have a sound budget policy but also invest in the country's future. i think that's what the president's trying to do. >> but bob, we haven't had a budget in three years. >> well, a lot of programs that he's proposed have not gotten through the congress. that's a big challenge. he's focused on education. he has a very significant proposal on infrastructure development. these are the kind of things that are needed to make us
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
in france, germany, the uk and the bae largest customer, the united states. so where do we go from here? katherine boyle joins us, she's been writing about this online. a very good morning to you. let's talk about the impediments to something getting done. which is the biggest one in your opinion? >> well, i don't think you're going to see much political interference actually because i've heard from sources that in fact the main government evolved in the european side have all been consulted off the record and have given the nod. of course that didn't mean that there aren't other governments that could cause some trouble. as you mentioned, be have boeing, but we also have lockheed martin and northrup who are even bigger players in the defense market. >> and it raises the question is it a bigger deal for civilian air space market or defense. and obviously it's defense. >> the u.s. defense market which is still the world's biggest by several multiples. and why there's been a lot of noise about saudi arabia and china and other countries which are sort of bunch onin burgeoni. >> they need t
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
of would happen if the united states goes over the fiscal cliff. they have to engage in sequestration, or massive budget cuts. by the numbers, here's what in the proposal they put out today starting with a 9% cut to most pentagon programs. customs, the faa, and food inspection services. exempt from the cutbacks are social security, medicaid and also many veterans benefits. earlier today, white house spokesman jay carney said that the white house hopes it never has to put this plan into place. take a listen. >> sequester was designed to be bad policy,n n tn to to be one and to be objectionable to both republicans and democrats. >> now, maria, what the white house is saying also, senior officials here in a briefing earlier today they hope now that some of these painful cuts are laid out, this could help marshal support from republicans to do something about the fiscal cliff before it hits at the end of this year. obviously, there's a big election between now and then. >> oh, yeah. thank you so much. worries those budget woes and tax hikes could come to pass are among the reason busines
CNBC
Sep 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
camera again is everybody wants equal opportunity and fairness in the united states. it's just when that breaks down and you don't think it's fair. and you know what else plays into it? is corporate cronyism and the kablt ability to succeed but not to fail. we talk about these things in a perfect world. and it's not perfect. and that's when we get things that need to be rectified and people feel like they're getting screwed, basically. >> no, there's a feeling, and the feeling is enhanced in a downturn, a bubbly economy is when people feel better. i have to add these problems may seem, you know, to be challenges for us. they're big challenges in other places. >> worse than here. >> oh, yeah. india has had momentum stall and a loss of investor confidence from some really dumb stuff. >> you think we can get our mojo back, mike? >> oh, yeah. >> you do? >> yeah, i think so. partly because there's so many parts of the economy on the private sector side that are dynamic and functioning fine. i think people will get motivated and get back in the game. the real question marks frankly on our
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